Ideal Forms Asking one’s self and others what the perfect version of something is the ideal version might sound like a strange idea What is the perfect marriage? or career? system of government? or school? It can feel immature and naïve to bother much with such questions they’re just daydreams. After all: who cares about […]Read more "Plato : Theory Of Forms"
About Berkeley was an Irish philosopher with some pretty interesting ideas that are worth revisiting now. Berkeley thought that the world and everything in it only exists when somebody is observing it. When we stop looking at something it no longer exists. This theory is called Idealism. Not to be confused with “being an idealist,” […]Read more "Berkeley’s Idealism"
Religion There’s a popular idea that religion is about believing certain things to be true. If you read a lot of atheist writers actually, they’ll often talk about whether the central claims of religion are true and make sense, and apologists will argue back that do. And that is absolutely valid and valuable discussion: believing […]Read more "Religion Vs Atheism"
The doctrine of karma is not the same as the doctrine of pre-destination of the Christian theology. Karma is, in a sense, fate, self-caused inevitability, not pre-destination, for within the limits given, and these limits constitute the karma inherited from the previous births, a man is free. This karma is not ‘fate’ because all the […]Read more "Is Karma Real?"
European philosophy and theology have been much exercised on the subject of ‘free will’, whereas the Hindu tradition has considered this subject as of minor importance. The explanation for this lies in the analytical understanding of the concept by both the traditions. In European thought, an individual is conceived of as a permanent fixed entity, basically […]Read more "Free Will Vs Divine Will"
Throughout the history of mankind, three little words have sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the Agora, and seekers to the oracles: “Who am I?” From the ancient Greek aphorism inscribed on the Temple of Apollo,”Know thyself,” to The Who’s rock anthem, “Who Are You?” philosophers, psychologists, academics, scientists, artists, theologians and politicians […]Read more "Who Am I?"
How do you know you’re real? It’s an obvious question until you try to answer it, but let’s take it seriously. How do you really know you exist? In his “Meditations on First Philosophy,” René Descartes tried to answer that very question, demolishing all his preconceived notions and opinions to begin again from the foundations. […]Read more "How Do You Know You Exist?"